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currency bill. when it was discussed that these bills would be brought to the floor, many of us said we shouldn't even be considering these bills. 6,000 for colombia, perhaps 70,000 for korea, maybe 1,000 for panama. 77,000 jobs, that's significant. if in fact those numbers really bear out. let's assume they do for a moment. we are making a big deal out of 77,000 jobs which are a big deal, but how much bigger a deal is it to say we are ignoring the fact that we are losing over one million jobs per year because of the china man national park plays of their currency? the distinguished speaker has said if we push this bill, we will start a trade war with china. my, have i heard that song before. many of us have been fighting for a better relationship with china in terms of our trade relationship, and for at least two decades we have been fighting for opening of our markets to china to stop the piracy of our intellectual property, the list goes on. but this manipulation of currency, ok, the speaker says we are going to start a trade war, 20 years ago when we started this debate following ti
, but the independent external review of water management operations will help us decide whether or not to undertake that revision and to what scope and scale based on recommendations will come from that panel. >> is the evidence pretty strong that given this extraordinary event and given new data, and that this is the moment in time that you would want to update of the manual? >> we have a new hydrological datapoint that makes us take that into consideration very seriously. >> what is a realistic time frame for updating that long- term manual? >> anywhere from 1 to x years. >> x is pretty open-ended. i just want to point out that that gives us the possibility of many additional flood the season's with an arguably outdated manuals, and given the extraordinary nature of this recent event, i would encourage a real focus on upgrading the long-term annual relatively quickly. >> yes, sir. >> let me thank you not only for your testimony, but for your service to our country. we appreciate the professionalism in which to operate, these very stressful issues. that will complete this panel. we will now turn t
for these brave astronauts. the legislation before us today, s.con.res. 29, authorizes the use of the capitol rotunda on november 16, some 43 days hence, to formally make the award. i support the resolution and urge all members to support it as well and i thank you, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: jackson the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from mississippi reserves. the gentleman from pennsylvania. . >> i thank the gentleman from mississippi and i ask my colleagues to support this resolution and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from mississippi. >> mr. speaker, i'd like to thank chairman lungren and ranking member brady for their support on this matter and i urge my colleagues to support this concurrent resolution and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the question is will the house suspend the rules and agree to senate concurrent resolution 29. those in favor say
captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 251. the nays are are 172. the resolution is adopted. the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 253. the nays are 172. the resolution is adopted. without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. the unfinished business is the vote on the motion from the gentleman from new mexico, mr. pearce shes to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 2527 on which the yeas and nays are ordered. the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 2527, a bill to require the secretary of the treasury to mint coins in recognition and celebration of the national baseball hall of fame. the speaker pro tempore: the question is will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill. members will record their votes by electronic device. this will be a five-minute vote. [caption
. so i'll call on the president today. mr. president, help us with the united states senate to pass these bipartisan, commonsense measures that will get our economy moving once again. >> good morning. as the speaker said, the president has been traveling around the country saying we can't wait. and we believe that as well and we're not waiting. we are saying, these are the items that we feel we can work together on with this president and unify the country towards helping an economy grow again. and that's what today's passage of this bill is about on 3% withholding measure. it's about jobs. i know at home in my richmond area district some of my counties are telling me this withholding measure if it were to go into effect, over the last two years would cost at least $15 million. again, this will be money taken out of the private sector, out of the hands of small business men and women and putting it into the coffers of the federal government. that's exactly what we don't need right now. i also heard from the virginia commonwealth university system which said that this withholding req
people expect us to work together to find common ground. i am hopeful we will be able to do that. >> to you see the result for the super committee? how you define that? >> it is outlined in the legislation that set it up. $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction. >> by spent time on the bill if it will not go anywhere in the senate? >> we have done for five solid job creation bills this week. this bill was part of our pledge for a america. we are keeping our word to the american people. >> what is your preference on how you will move forward on the appropriations bill? are you going to break down into smaller and medium? >> i have been reluctant to even consider the idea on the appropriation bill. a lot of conversations going on. we are trying to come to an agreement on the 30 to be allocations for each of the appropriations subcommittees. i would hope we could reach an agreement on those spending levels for each of the subcommittee's decision so that those appropriate chairman can sit down and begin to work through some of those bills. no decision has been made in terms of exactly how
to reduce emissions by 2% through these improvements. further, u.s. improved fuel efficiency by approximately 111% since 1978 from 2000 to 2009, u.s. carriers reduced fuel burn and carbon emissions by 15% while carrying 7% more passengers and cargo. at a meeting last week, i alone with chairman mica and several other members of the committee met with european union representatives to express our willingness to work with our friends to come to a more equityible solution to this problem, and -- equitable solution to this problem and i believe the meeting was very productive. we made it quite clear that the e.u. my way or the highway approach was totally unacceptable and we will take every action necessary to prevent the implementation of these unnecessary and dangerous -- and we made it clear that the congress will stand up and defend the sovereignty of the united states. with that i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady reserves. the gentleman from wisconsin. mr. petri: mr. speaker, i yield such time as he may consume to our colleague from pen
to us. . tax compliance is an important goal. we have somewhere in the neighborhood of $200 to $300 billion a year that is owed to the federal government to meet our obligations and reduce burdens on others that is not paid. but this bill is decidedly not the approach to take. my good friend, congressman hanna, a freshman republican from upstate new york, has an excellent op-ed in today's "roll call" that outlines how onerous it is from his perspective having been a small contractor. there are three points that i think ought to be made as we go forward. first of all, we got this bill because we didn't follow regular order in 2005. i don't think there was ever a hearing before our ways and means committee that talked about this bill that allowed contractors and small businesses to be able to explain the impact. i am very pleased that i think chairman camp is committed to trying to follow regular order in this congress unlike what happened in 2005. the second point is that this reveals a flaw in the c.b.o. calculation. i'm not faulting c.b.o. they are following their rules. but they a
, there are a few of us in the house trying to get our troops back home before 2014, 2015. mr. speaker, i have beside me a photograph of a triple amputee, a soldier with his wife who's lost both legs and an arm. yesterday, i noted to the doctor who was escorting me around that i saw more double amputees than ever before. saw some down in the rehabilitation -- excuse me -- rehab center and saw those in the rooms that have not gotten to that point yet because of their severe wounds. he said, congressman, the number of double amputees is going up every week, every month and it will continue to go up. my question to the leadership of the house, why don't you speak out? both parties and call on mr. obama to bring the troops home before 2015. it's kind of ironic. we got hit pretty hard, like most of the states, all the way up to vermont by the hurricane. and it was so ironic last week that we passed a continuing resolution that had $2.65 billion for fema to help those who have been hurt by wildfires and hurricanes. $2.75 billion. yet, we found billions to spend in iraq and afghanistan. how does that
get -- we need to get to the point where we can build a manufacturing plant here. >> it it brings us jobs and economic expansion, which pays for schools, teachers for their work, allows our nation to be able to publish things, that is what i did as governor. and our economy was ok but not number-one. the business that came in and on top nor -- entrepreneurial activity was such that we were able to -- >> what you do about the financial community and how they are taxed? >> there is so is appropriate regulation. you have to find a balance. thank you. [general room noise] >> former gov. huntsman at wrapping up in new hampshire. the first day on the five day to wour of the state. is also inaughlbachmann new hampshire. also, rick santorum is campaigning in new hampshire. a reminder that this afternoon we will return live to new hampshire. former massachusetts governor, it romney, will hold a town hall meeting in new hampshire. judd gregg has said he will endorse romney for president today. he will be with the canada and his wife in appearances throughout the state. live coverage will get u
questions. the first one is, i keep hearing on the news how greece and spain are broke and the u.s. is broke and this city does not have any money and this person does not have any money. i don't understand. there's only so many dollars in the world, so much money. if we don't have it and everybody else does not have it, where it isn't? -- where is it? next question is i would like to know why are republicans continually trying to take away from the poor, the middle class, the elderly, and giving more and more to the wealthy? guest: interesting problem. that's a point to be a big problems for whoever the republican nominee is. most people in this country believe, whether it is true or not, that the republicans by 70% are in favor of the wealthy. and that they work for big corporations. i happen to us think that is true. the four right-wing justices in the supreme court field at a corporation has the same rights as people. try to get rid of medicare and all that. a problem for republicans is people may not like barack obama because it has been a tough four years. they like him personally, but
was saved when two trained teachers used c.p.r. and an automatic external defibrillator to kick-start her heart. someone in kylie's situation would only have 3% chance of survival. these stories underscore how important c.p.r. is to save lives. i am presenting legislation to help c.p.r. training. not only will it carry into adulthood so not only may they save the life of a classmate, a family, friend or complete stranger. mr. speaker, i ask my colleagues to support the teaching children to save lives act. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from tennessee rise? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i rise today to honor the elevation of the st.s peter and paul church in chattanooga, tennessee, to the status of minor basilica on october 22. this church sits in my hometown and it is where i attend services. st. peter and paul parish was founded in 1852 when father brown became the first pastor. mr. fleischmann: upon his appointment to the
majority. . the american people want us to take up jobs, they want us to take up the american jobs act which 3/4 of the american people want us to consider. or we could vote on the china currency legislation which would save a million jobs and has the support of a majority of the members in this body but again we're instead pursuing the republicans' ideological agenda, forcing us to relitigate a very divisive issue. every woman in america should be very concerned about this assault on women's health. let us begin the debate with a very clear understanding of the facts. the federal funding of abortion is already, and has been for a long time, prohibited under the hyde amendment. except in cases of rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother. furthermore, the affordable care act prohibits the use of u.s. taxpayer dollars to fund abortion. that is why the catholic health association said, we are confident that the health care reform does not allow federal funding of abortions and that it keeps in place important conscience protections for care givers and institutions alike. i repeat.
tell us about how that negotiation is going now? in the best guess on to win the defense authorization bill will be on the floor? >> the first answer is easier than the second. [laughter] amazing to be able to say that a question about iraq is an easier question to handle then the defense authorization bill. that is the situation in the u.s. senate. in terms of a iraq, apparently the discussions continue. i think we should make a clear that there is a finite point where we have to say, ok, this is not going to work and we are going to pull our forces out including the trainers that we are willing to keep their, providing that we can protect them from being covered by -- been prosecuted under an iraqi law. we will not allow our troops to be put in that situation. that is the sticking point apparently. i do not think it is a good idea for us to be pleading with iraq to ask us for troops to stay. we have been in the position -- it looks as though that we are hoping that they are going to be making this request and we are hoping that certain elements of their political world will join in t
example of how we and in america sometimes it takes us too long but we try to rectify these problems. and i hope this is an opportunity for us to recognize discrimination when it's happening anywhere else in the military or across our country that we shouldn't have to wait to honor these marines 70 years later because of their commitment that they made. they were dedicated to this country. they fought racism, they fought segregation, they fought humiliation all to try to serve this great country. i think they really embody what the marines stand for, the honor, courage, commitment, that is exactly what it takes to be a marine. let us learn this lesson and also honor these gentlemen here today. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from north carolina. mr. jones: mr. speaker, i would continue to reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from missouri. mr. clay: thank you, mr. speaker. at this time i'd like to yield three minutes to the gentlewoman from new york, miss ma lenn
side, there will be those of us that will come to the floor to speak about bringing our troops home from afghanistan. friday of this week will be 10 years since we committed our troops to afghanistan. i would like to quote from andrew, an article two years ago and the title "to die for a mystique," to apply to the long war, the plaintiff squarey that general david petraeus once posed to iraq, and i quote, tell me how this ends. the answer is clear. no one has the foggiest idea. war has become like the changing faces of the moon. it's part of everyday existence for american soldiers, there is no end in sight. madam speaker, that also applies to afghanistan. 10 years later so many have died, so many have been wounded. i say to the house with humility and regret that i have signed over 10,400 letters to the immediate and extended families of the fallen from both iraq and afghanistan. obviously the majority of letters now are coming from those who have been killed in afghanistan, those letters are going to their families. poll after poll has shown that the american people in large perce
class who could use tax relief much more than any wealthy person would ever benefit society from getting wealthier. host: thank you. the next caller is from barbara, a democrat in kansas city. caller: good morning. thank you for taking my call. thank you for being there, to your guest that i have a question and comment. my comment is, i am retired and my retirement comes up to about $19,000 a year and they say people at low incomes don't pay taxes but they took almost -- overtake -- 2000 out of my pay and they returned a thousand dollars so i did pay over $1,000. people that say that people with low income don't work hard -- i worked hard all of my life and that is why i have this modest retirement because it was returned to me. what i would like to know is, when they say $1 million, anybody making over $1 million will be taxed at this higher they mean anything over a million -- the first million dollars would be taxed the way it usually is or what ever but what you make over -- like, if you make 1.1 million you might pay an extra -- and i would like to know how much is enough. iuest: th
seen oftentimes, it even ideas that used to be supported by republicans, they have decided they arrogance that. >> thank you, mr. president. as you traveled the country, you talked about the dodd-frank law. they clearly do not think you are republicans are part of the solution. your part of the problem. are you following this movement? >> obviously, i have seen it on television. i think it expresses the frustrations of the american people. that we had the biggest financial crisis since the great depression. huge collateral damage all across the country, all across main street. and yet, you're still seeing some of these same folks who were responsible trying to fight efforts to crack down on abusive practices that got us into this problem in the first place. so, yes, i think folks are frustrated and the protesters are giving voice to a broad based frustration about how our financial system works. keep in mind i have said before and i will continue to repeat we have to have a strong, effective financial sector in order to grow. i used a lot of political capital, and i had thi
tracking system and activate mass fatality plans. anything there that you can speak to to give us more information on what it means? guest: we expect most medical responders will not spend a lot of time learning about nuclear incidents because it is something they are really very unlikely to face, almost zero probability. what we have developed is what we call just-in-time tools. whether a website called radiationemergencymedical management --, or if you put in remm google it comes out on top. it has every detail you can and mention about how to manage -- details about medical management, counter meadows -- countermeasures, decontamination. we worked with a group of the radiation injury treatment network, which are medical and he matell logical experts that provide advice and medical care for rhodesian casualties. we try to set up networks of people who that day jobs, but if something happens they can quickly keep in in response mode. host: texas, bud, you are on with dr. norman coleman. caller: i would like to throw as an area out. we have a lot of nuclear power plants in the
. this is the seat of power in the u.s., not washington, d.c. i think this is important. i want a revolution but i do not see it coming out of this specifically. the first task of a revolutionary is to change public opinion. i am here to talk to come here to listen come here to learn, and hopefully teach a little, you know? that is basically it. >> were anything but the protests that have been happening around the world? -- what do you think about the protests? >> the middle class is becoming poor and the poor are jumping off bridges because they cannot meet and -- make ends meet. >> how has the economy affected you personally? >> i am 25 and have not found in the last 1.5 year a job. it's not like i've worekked good jobs. i'm from a town next to allentown which used to produce a lot of steel for the country. ♪ >> i think this is my fourth week. it was after the pepper spray incident that happened. i was listening to it during the media blackout. i decided to come right away, check it out, and i have a lot of the same thought success like a lot of these people, "what they want? what they doing?" th
, the lending fund. is that a wise or appropriate use of taxpayer dollars? it certainly was not effective in addressing the unemployment crisis that we are facing in america. we should contrast that experience with this program with the other initiatives that were extended in the jobs bill, which i authored or supported and it was authored by others. increase the sba loan guarantees, which would read this all in sblf -- lending which would result in lending reaching an all-time high. i am deeply concerned that this administration failed to create the conditions that were warranted in the surgeon times, mr. secretary. something has gone terribly wrong. what i hear over and over again is that there is no tepco, a tempo of urgency, that there is an emergency out there. if you are proposing more tax incentives only for a year, that is the problem. we have temporary solutions, 1- year to resolution -- one-share tender rate solutions are not going to be sufficient to extricate ourselves from the worst post-recession recovery in the history of this country that is why we need reform both on taxe
americans, by and large, current u.s. census data shows that we are increasingly southerners in the kind of reverse migration that is happening over the past decade. virginia history is my history. when the confederate nostalgic emerges from governor mcdonald, it seeks to profit from a history that is on recognizably alien to me. a narrative of virginia that laments the end of slavery. that romanticizes traders action against states and memorializes sedition. my problem with that of the confederate flag is not about racism. it just is not. i have seen the confederate flag flown in indiana. i have seen it flown in michigan. i have seen it float in upstate new york. i have seen if loan in california. in a ton of places that have nothing to do with the civil war. the problem with the rebel flag is that we have decided that it is an equally patriotic flag to fly as the american flag. the issue here is not about racism. the issue is about a willingness to allow a revisionist history about secession to be part of our profound american understanding. to fly the confederate flag is to make a cla
supervisors to make the judgment for us about whether banks were viable or not to benefit from this program. that took them some time, more than the estimated, more than we hoped. legislatee months to the bill. we did not get the first approval back for application to recommendations of approvals until really early june. the timeframe between when we started to get approval from regulators was actually very short. i would have loved to accelerate the process, but we are not in a position to design a program or we can make judgments about how to look at applications from hundreds of small community banks. we have to rely on the supervisors. why did we not tell them why they were eligible? we have legal protections on the sharing of confidential and permission for lots of good reasons, to protect the system as a whole. we were not in the position as the treasury to tell banks why and it has taken us four weeks to work out a system whereby we could let them now and that is happening right now as we speak. we finally approved a way consistent with the law and protecting the system to let them u
this to use the market mechanisms already in place to enhance sustainability, philippe? >> as i said in the opening comments with respect to innovation, my background and legacy stems from the ocean conservation and exploration with the work of my father and grandfather, but they helped me understand ocean conservation that relates to population issues, climate change, etc. as i have progressed in my career and gotten increasingly interested in how the changes and this is focused on a sustainable exchange traded fund, a mutual fund traded on the exchange that you can buy intraday trading on the shares and the percentage of the management fee will go into a foundation which will be granting funding for all of these uses and will be the first actively managed exchange traded fund of its kind to do this. it is kind of surprising in 2011, but it is a way that we can thinking differently. from the perspective of the government, i did some research and specifically with a meeting i had with some people last week about energy conservation, and i learned a little bit about the energy savings
of immigration, citizenship, and border security issues. this is one day after the u.s. reported that the deported nearly 400,000 people in the past fiscal year. that is the largest number of removals in immigration and customs enforcement history. john morton announced the 2011 numbers in washington yesterday, saying 55% of those deported had felony or misdemeanor convictions. so janet napolitano the only witness scheduled today. the hearing is set to go to about 1:00 p.m. eastern. also today, the senate has returned for more debate on three 2012 spending bills rolled into one. transportation and housing and urban developers. look for an amended debate on the senate floor and possibly some votes and you can fall back on c-span -- and you can follow that on c-span2. >> good morning, everybody. thank you for being here. it has been another good week for our federal law-enforcement efforts. last tuesday we learned of a fold assassination attempt in the united states of the saudi ambassador to the united states -- of a foiled assassination attempt. based on a was in the press, we kn
hope you join us in that effort, my colleagues. experience is often the best teacher. and i bet that even a few days on living on what a person on food stamps survives on day in and day out might just bring us together to work to address the crisis of poverty. we know what we need to do, really, the pathway to addressing the crisis of poverty to boosting our stagnating economy and reducing long-term deficits is the same one, create stable, living-wage jobs. . the most effective anti-poverty program is an effective jobs program. when they can get good benefits, the family stops relying on government services and that family begins to pay into the tax base instead of drawing from it. when jobs are created it boosts demand which helps to create even more jobs which is what tax cuts for the wealthy quite frankly have always failed to accomplish. so we must come together and pass the president's american jobs act and support those initiatives that create stable, living-wage jobs. but while we work to create new jobs, we cannot forget that there are millions of americans who are our m
of questions. i will try to get them in quick. my comment, where other facets of the government have failed us, troops and intelligence agencies stand out with an exemplary conduct and professionalism. i am in awe of our troops in the world. sharia law, u.s. mosques, what does -- what is the danger? china, are they friend or foe? they are our trading partners right now, but in the end the technology that they have is what they have stolen from other countries. host: let's break this up. thom shanker, sharia law in the mosques, in the u.s.? guest: we need to address this point. islam is one of the world's great religions. violent religious extremism is a perversion of the proper teachings. islamic law, by itself, does not preach violence or extremism. we are blessed to live in a country where we tolerate the religions of all. guest: china, as a possible threat down the road, we talk about cyber-attacks. it is always hard to tell, exactly, what part of a chinese government or backed company could be behind these types of attacks. clearly, the chinese military is on the rise in southeast asia. it
're available to us. we have got to get on with these trade agreements. in addition, let me also state that hyundai and hyundai dealers have raised over $43 million in the fight against peedatic cancer, which is over 10 times when what this congress has invested in that fight against peedatic cancer. the opportunities are outstanding right now. the opportunity is now. and what better time to pass these agreements than when we're hunting for the job that we need the most for our people. and also, with allies who have stood shoulder to shoulder and arm in arm with us in every single battle, i would urge every member in this house to please pass the agreements, let's move on, let's get america back to work. i yield back my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from pennsylvania yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from washington. mr. mcdermott: madam speaker, i yield three minutes to the gentleman from wisconsin, mr. kind. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from wisconsin is recognized for three minutes. mr. kind: thank you. i thank my good friend and colleague f
to the house of representatives. host: caller: . use will be in order the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's room, washington, d.c., october 26, 2011. i hereby appoint the honorable chip kravaac to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, john a. boehner. speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the order of the house of january 5, 2011, the chair will now recognize members from lists submitted by the majority and minority leaders for morning hour debate. the chair will alternate recognition between the parties with each party limited to one hour and each member other than the majority and minority leaders and the minority whip limited to five minutes each, but in no event shall the event continue beyond 11:50 a.m. the chair recognizes the gentleman from oregon, mr. blumenauer, for five minutes. mr. blumenauer: thank you, mr. speaker. this is a special moment for american agriculture as well as an opportunity to address the major challenges america faces, our long-term government spending,
and ultimately chief justice of the u.s. one of the 14 men featured in c-span's new weekly survivors. live from the supreme court building in washington, d.c.,, friday at 8:00 p.m. eastern. watch a number of videos about him at our special web site for the series, /contenders. >> earlier today, president obama traveled to texas to deliver remarks urging congress to pass his jobs plan. he talked about budget cuts and teacher layoffs. this is 40 minutes. >> good afternoon. i know you are expecting the president. he'll be here shortly. my name is kimberly russell. in may of last year, i was laid off from my job as a social studies teacher at lincoln high school in dallas. the reason for my release was my position was being paid for by federal stimulus funding and the funding was exhausted. i have a family. i'm a single mother of a 10-year-old son and pride myself as being a homeowner. now that i'm unemployed, i'm struggling to keep that dream of home ownership alive. it is important that the job market for all americans improve immediately. [cheers and applause] >> i'm hoping that congr
't we have people educated hughes these crops? -- to>> there is a small industy that has been using as a fabric, hemp is in some varieties marijuana. there's concern that this should be an undercover way of bringing illegal products into production. there have been fights in the farm organizations whether they should support industrial hmep. hemp has been used in making rope and other commercial products. there is no problem because adam merkel is such a big sack -- since agriculture is such a big sector, aside from the fact that he cannot grow illegal varieties of it. there is an opening for this product. host: our guest is chuck abbot. the programs fall into four main areas. guest: marketing orders which limit the types and sizes and even color of commodities that can be taken into market. host: crop insurance, commodity programs, conservation programs. which are deemed to be on the chopping block? are some of these programs deemed to be more he central? guest: the 2012 farm -- at the moment, and this has been true since the start of the year, the direct payment is most on the cho
to a large survey that has been reported. this is a call to action. let us rededicate ourselves to the goal of ending violence against women and helping heal the lives of domestic violence survivors and their families. no one, no one should have to live in fear in their own home. and we must continue to work to eliminate these acts of violence from our society. nearly 1.3 million women will confront violent acts this year. america's leaders and our nation's families must not let this stand. let us continue to work to end domestic violence and make every home a safe home. i urge my colleagues to stand with us and support the survivors and their families by supporting the programs that target this insidious ill of domestic violence. at this time i'm honored to yield to my colleague and friend from houston, texas, as much time as he may consume. mr. poe. mr. poe: i thank the gentleman for yielding and thank you for your leadership on this issue. i appreciate you, congressman green. we've known each other a long time. 30 years ago we both started as young buck lawyers at the harris county court
is the third largest emission of mercury in the u.s. it impairs infants and babies to learn. it can cause cancers and they do. the pollutants caused in cement kilns damage the eyes, skin and breathing passages. the toxic air pollutants harm the kidneys, lungs and nervous systems that cause cardio and pulmonary disease. it includes toxic air pollutants including mercury, arsenic, hydrocaloric as i had, dioxins and other harmful pollutants. there are known carcinogens. known carcinogens pump into our air, into our land and into our waters. they even land on the grass in wisconsin eaten by cows and drinken by babies from the milk. the clean air act save lives. they have saved the lives over 160,000 people in the 40 years it's been in the books. this is not a number to be debated in fact. this is a number that's conservatively estimated by the e.p.a. this is not some inflated statistic designed for shock value or any other reason that we know that the clean air act has human value. since 1990 e.p.a. has set knew marek emission emissions for more than 100 industry source categories. this has b
committed to this kind of work. in terms of who we register and engage, we use the media and popular culture. we go where young people are hanging out, concerts' and festivals, facebook pages and twitter. and during the campaign, the fall of 2012, we start bringing people together as well. we will host our own concerts and on a bus tour. entire states and engage people of all parties. we have country-western singers, hip-hop artists, we have rock stars to act as our messengers and deliver messages to the audiences that are listening to them. host: question on that front -- do you do a lot of college events? i have you been asked to go to conservative colleges like hillendale college in michigan? guest: we have not been to hillendale in particular that i remember, as one college. we toured virginia during 2008 and hit colleges from various to print -- host: liberty in lynchburg, for example, campuses more likely to be conservative? guest: sure. if there is a campus and it is in a state where we are spending resources, absolutely. for example, in iowa, there is not a democratic caucus, per se
and simply follow the clean air act. but instead of supporting e.p.a.'s action, the bill before us would delay their standards by at least 3 1/2, four years. it would eliminate any deadline by which industrial boilers and incinerators must comply with e.p.a.'s safeguards. it could mean thousands and thousands of additional pounds of mercury and other toxic pollution released into our air each year. now, proponents of this legislation are quick to say e.p.a. safeguards to cut this pollution would, and now comes the drumroll, cause economic ruin and job losses. paid for studies provides evidence but definitely delaying e.p.a. regulations will not lead to job losses. it will put the lives of americans at risk. failing to implement the e.p.a.'s air pollution standards for boilers and incinerators will have 6,600 premature deaths, 4,400 nonfatal heart attacks. 4,400 hospital and emergency room visits, 42,000 cases of aggravated asthma and over 320,000 days of missed work and school. for every additional year of delay that h.r. 2250 allows, these numbers only continue to grow. and we know this
, yet, the u.s. continues to engage the cuban regime. in march, you stated that gaddafi should leave power. in june, you said the solid should move out of the way. in july, you stated that assad not indispensable and we have nothing invested in remaining in power. in stark contrast, this administration continues to increase the cuban regime and provide the castro brothers a live line in the form of increased travel opportunities, supporting their offshore oil drilling aspirations. two weeks ago, undersecretary sherman confirmed that the department had recently met with cuban regime officials to discuss the sad case of alan gross. media reports stated the state department officials were willing to offer concessions such as allowing convicted cuban spies to return to cuba or taking a cue ball off the state sponsor of terrorism list in order to obtain the release of mr. gross. united states should not be negotiating with a state sponsor of terrorism, so i ask you -- why is there a double standard with the castro regime? thank you. >> thank you so much for those questions. let me start o
capital that could otherwise be used to hire additional workers to the government. many of my fellow virginians in the county which i live will be severely impacted. for example, if this law had been in effect in 2000 and 2010 in the counties i live an estimated $15 million would not have reached small businesses that are already operating within small margins of profit. . mr. speaker, this is not the time to be adding additional costs to job creators. my county manager stated that the effect of this law may also be harmful to the economy with a significant amount of money being directed to the federal government instead of to businesses that will potentially use those funds to create jobs and grow their business. by passing another bill, another jobs bill, house republicans are helping companies cope with this era of uncertainty. this is another bipartisan and commonsense solution to support the small business men and women of our economy so that they can support and begin to regenerate our ailing economy. in this past week, mr. speaker, we passed a long-awaited free trade agreement
in america, but we also want to use common sense, particularly at this time, when our economy is struggling. and so when you issue new regulations that create additional obstacles for job creation, that is a major problem. i noticed today for example in "the hill" magazine, senate democrats buck obama on jobs plan. so they have the same concerns that we do. so today we are bringing to the floor h.r. 2681, referred to as the cement sector regulatory relief act, which basically says to e.p.a. about their recently issued cement regulatory items, we want you to go back and revisit this bill because evidence shows that 20,000 jobs are add jeopardy, 18% of cement plants in america may very well be closed because of this regulation. so we are simply asking e.p.a. in this legislation to go back, revisit this rule, issue a final rule within 15 months after the passage of this legislation, give the affected industry up to five years to comply with the new regulations because in doing so we are going to reduce the loss of jobs which is critical at this time of our nation's history. now, i would also l
these issues with us. book tv starts at 8:00 a.m. saturday morning on c-span2, live coverage of the texas book festival from austin, texas. we are live both days, saturday and sunday and you can find a full schedule on the latest durian muammar gaddafi, he died of wounds suffered on thursday as 50 -- fighters battling his rule ran his home town sirte. this is a reuters story. it confine this on line -- you confine this online. we will go live to a senate banking committee hearing. it is just getting under way and this is about a 30-year fixed mortgage and whether it should remain the standard. it is starting in just a minute. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2011] >> a call is hearing to order -- i call this hearing to order. i would like to think the witnesses better with us today. -- i like to thank the bonuses here today. i released my agenda for the committee which includes several priorities. maintaining the widely available 30-year fixed mortgage markets was one of the priorities. i believe we to reform
angeles times." you are well known to all of us as somebody both to respect and to worry about beating new on a story to read -- beating you on a story. we will talk about a kind of reporting that is unique to the united states. there are very few countries in the world where you are allowed to report on the national security of the country and its national security organizations and apparatus. most countries regard to their secrets, and what they called the secret part of the government with laws and enforce them so that reporters are generally jailed or news organizations are not allowed to report it, and that includes the united kingdom, canada, and almost any other country you can think of. the united states is one of the few countries in the world that allows that kind of reporting. he began in the 1960's in an informal way, mostly done by freelancers, and then became part of the establishment press, of particularly around the pentagon papers. you might all remember that it was a famous story where "new york times" writer learned about a pending invasion of cuba that he was willing to
that use concrete for roads and bridges. the very same proposals called for in the president's jobs act. if republicans are so concerned with the concrete plant shutting down, you should work toward helping these businesses sell more concrete. making it ease your for them to pollute does not provide underutilized plants with new customers. in the midst of an economy still suffering the effects of the greatest recession in a generation, the only answer my friends on the other side seem to have is to dismantle any government regulation intended to protect our nation's public health and environment. this, mr. speaker, is economic extremism. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from florida, mr. hastings, reserves his time. the gentleman from florida, mr. nugent. mr. nugent: mr. speaker, i sat here and i love listening to my friend from florida, mr. hastings. we talk about the e.p.a. and what this rule and underlying legislation will do. what they fail to point out is that any member, democrat or republican, as it relates to any issue that this rule and u
in the county or the two adjacent counties. funding from sblf boosted the bank's capital by 30% and allowed us to meet our plans to grow 10% annually for the possible future. thank you so much." finally, leader bank out of arlington, massachusetts. "leader bank is proud to be a participant in the small business lending fund to aid in september 2011, leader bank raced up approximately $12.9 million from treasury. using the allocated funds, leader bank has allocated $4 billion -- has led $4 billion to qualifying businesses and has supported accretion of 113 new jobs." a variety of businesses have borrowed funds from sblf, including firms in the biotech industry, as well as a frozen yogurt franchises, a neighborhood convenience stores, and few companies. one more letter from the women's business initiative in wisconsin. that is not a bank, but because of my insistence and others', the lending corporations were included. she goes on to say what a tremendous shot in the army has been for her and the women businesses that she represents in wisconsin. today we will hear from -- with very tight time c
candidates crusading against the role of big government. the u.s. chamber of commerce, tea parties like americans for prosperity and so-called superpacks like carol rhodes american crossroads spent hefty amounts to help the new house republican majority. my colleagues, this bill presents a false choice. it's one peddled by an industry that refuses to clean up its act. hundreds of thousands of people owe their lives today to the environmental movement. leaders in congress and the white house who pushed for and passed the landmark environmental laws back in the 1970's that required polluters to clean our waters and reduce the pollution in the air we breathe. in the decade after 1990 klein air act, amendments were signed into law by the first president bush and then our unemployment rate declined. our economy grew. and we reduced acid rain forming gases by more than 30%. mr. speaker, do you have any more time? >> i will yield 30 additional seconds to the gentleman. mr. moran: it was actually 75% less than what e.p.a. had originally predicted, and even farther below what opponents had claim
weekly podcast is produced by members and available on itunes. our events on twitter using the hashtag @npclunch. please note that the journalists' presence at the head table does not signify an endorsement of the speaker. we will begin from your right. the washington correspondent for "the detroit free press," a new member of the club. the vice president of communications with the national health council. a longtime young member of the cop, and a reporter for the voice of russia radio. a reporter with the rpm report. a gastroenterologist and a guest of our speaker. if producer and editor with "artistically speaking." the chair of the national board of the american liver foundation, also a guest of our speaker. we will skip over the podium for a moment. melissa with newshookmedia. we are grateful to have her mother in the audience for misses a be. we are also joined by barbara rose, natalie cole's manager and, obviously, a guest of the speaker. and then there is the editor of "ideas about innovations" at "the washington post." the former white house correspondent for "usa today." "yeas
it as people. 535 people who have to make decisions about how they will use their own time and resources. lately, those decisions have less to do with foreign policy. you can get hurt by being too interested in foreign policy. it is a template for a two- second ad that someone cares more about another country than the problems at home. this occurred to me recently as i was calling senator lugar's staff, something i do frequently to see where he stands on a position. it had something to do with weapons. maybe it was libya. this excellent staff meeting said the senator is at an ag fair in indiana. i thought he had not heard me. by repeated the question. he told me the senator was out and at an ag fair in indiana. this is a very important race. we do not want to look as if we're more concerned with something there than here. that is a small version of what is a broader trend in congress. i was jotting down some questions that i would love answers to. i would love to know the amount of time that a member of congress spends in washington as opposed to home. my sense is that congress starts ab
of the court -- >> de want us to write an opinion that only applies to squatting and coffee? >> you may want to ride it slightly differently. [laughter] what i would like is a decision that recognizes the judgment under the circumstances. the only difference being are like the court to analyze it in which the analysis -- is there a logical nexus between the role the prisons at in preventing a problem and the answer is yes. are there reasonable alternatives and the answer is no. >> you are saying all searches are permissible? >> clearly, all of our searches are permissible. it was not tied in its opinion. [inaudible] whether the pretrial detainees in new york were searched in that way on entry. >> i think that is correct. we do not know. part of the problem is that the facility was only open for four months anyway. it was going to be very difficult give you insist on some sort of empirical proof. >> the significant difference is in bell there was a effort to conspire -- here, someone was arrested on the spot and there was no opportunity for planning for conspiracy of contraband. >
that this congress will come together and join those of us in both parties who say that victory should be declared because bin laden in dead. mr. speaker, i bring with me on the floor a triple amputee, a young soldier and his lovely wife, looking in an apartment as to how they are going to adjust their life. both legs are am pew tated and arms amputated. it is time for the american people to speak out to congress and say bring our troops home. because they have done everything that they could do and they have done it so very well. so, mr. speaker, i will close by asking god to please bless our men and women in uniform. ask god to please bless the families of our men and women in uniform. i ask god in his loving arms to hold their families who give a child dying for freedom in afghanistan and iraq. i will ask god to bless the house and senate that we will do what is right in the eyes of god for his people here in america. and i will ask god to give wisdom, strength, and courage to president obama that he will do what is right in the eyes of god for god's people here in america. i will close three t
it harder for us. you need a president that wants to open up markets. you have to have an energy policy that gets us on the track to being energy independent. that means, you do not say no to all of these sources of energy in this country. you develop our renewable resources, wind and solar. you use all of those and you would encourage efficiency in our use of energy. number 5, you have to have the rule of law. you have to believe the laws are going to be followed. when the president stacks' been national labor relations board with people that -- stacks the national labor relations board with people that tell companies they cannot build factories -- you cannot do that. number 6, you have to have institutions that build human capital. what do i mean by that? we are in a capitalist system. sometimes people do not like that word. i like capitalism and free enterprise. they are the only antidote to poverty the world has ever seen. even china is copying a lot of what we have done in the free enterprise world. you have to have capitalism. not just capital for finance or resources or capital f
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